The White Sox are going to decline Jake Peavy’s 2013 option


Jon Heyman reports that the White Sox are not going to exercise Jake Peavy’s 2013 option.

Makes sense give that the option is for $22 million, which is way too much for almost every pitcher out there.  Peavy will get a $4 million buyout on the option.

And he’ll make decent money in free agency this year after showing that he’s got his groove back.  To date he’s thrown 198 and two-thirds innings, putting any concerns about his durability after his injury-plagued past few years.  And he’s been good too, posting a 3.26 ERA, a WHIP of 1.112 and striking out 177.

A’s sign Brett Anderson to a minor league deal

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a minor league contract with Brett Anderson.

Anderson, you’ll likely recall, began his major league career with the Athletics in 2009 and pitched for Oakland through 2013. He had some success in Oakland, being named the Opening Day starter one year, but injuries have mounted for the lefty over the years. The last season in which he was healthy all year was 2015 in which he made 31 starts for the Dodgers. Last year he posted a 6.34 ERA and a 38/21 K/BB ratio in 55.1 innings across 13 starts for the Cubs and Blue Jays.

Organizational depth at worst, a veteran arm to eat some innings if things go well and a potential midseason trade chip if he enjoys a resurgence of health and a little bit of luck.